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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774213/a-rapid-growth-independent-antibiotic-resistance-detection-test-by-sybr-green-propidium-iodide-viability-assay
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Jie Feng, Rebecca Yee, Shuo Zhang, Lili Tian, Wanliang Shi, Wen-Hong Zhang, Ying Zhang
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have caused huge concerns and demand innovative approaches for their prompt detection. Current antimicrobial susceptibility tests (AST) rely on the growth of the organisms which takes 1-2 days for fast-growing organisms and several weeks for slow growing organisms. Here, we show for the first time the utility of the SYBR Green I/propidium iodide (PI) viability assay for rapidly identifying antibiotic resistance in less than 30 min for major, antibiotic-resistant, fast-growing bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae , and Acinetobacter baumannii for bactericidal and bacteriostatic agents and in 16 h for extremely rapid detection of drug resistance for isoniazid and pyrazinamide in slow-growing Mycobacterium tuberculosis ...
2018: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774093/distribution-of-virulence-associated-genes-and-antimicrobial-susceptibility-in-clinical-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolates
#2
Chao Liu, Yaowen Chang, Ying Xu, Yun Luo, Linrong Wu, Zhanjun Mei, Shigang Li, Rui Wang, Xu Jia
Acinetobacter baumannii is undoubtedly one of the most clinically significant pathogens. The multidrug resistance and virulence potential of A. baumannii are responsible for hospital-acquired nosocomial infections. Unlike numerous investigations on the drug-resistant epidemiology of A. baumanni , virulence molecular epidemiology is less studied. Here, we collected 88 A. baumannii clinical isolates, tested their antimicrobial susceptibility to 10 commonly used antibiotics and analyzed the distribution of 9 selected virulence-associated genes, aims to investigate the primary characteristics of the virulence-associated genes that exist in clinically multidrug resistant (MDR) and non-MDR isolates of A...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771233/regulation-of-gene-expression-of-hcp-a-core-gene-of-the-type-vi-secretion-system-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-causing-respiratory-tract-infection
#3
Yin-Yin Hu, Cai-Xia Liu, Peng Liu, Zhuo-Ying Wu, Ya-Dong Zhang, Xiao-Shun Xiong, Xiang-Yang Li
PURPOSE: The objective of the current study was to investigate whether hcp plays a role in the process of Acinetobacter baumannii infection and to examine clinically relevant factors that may affect hcp expression. METHODOLOGY: Seventy-seven A. baumannii isolates from patients with a respiratory infection at the Second Affiliated Hospital and Yuying Childrens Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University (Wenzhou, China) were included in this study. PCR was performed to screen for the presence of hcp...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Medical Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769610/blsa-integrates-light-and-temperature-signals-into-iron-metabolism-through-fur-in-the-human-pathogen-acinetobacter-baumannii
#4
Marisel R Tuttobene, Pamela Cribb, María Alejandra Mussi
Light modulates global features of the important human pathogen Acinetobacter baumannii lifestyle including metabolism, tolerance to antibiotics and virulence, most of which depend on the short BLUF-type photoreceptor BlsA. In this work, we show that the ability to circumvent iron deficiency is also modulated by light at moderate temperatures, and disclose the mechanism of signal transduction by showing that BlsA antagonizes the functioning of the ferric uptake regulator (Fur) in a temperature-dependent manner...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767453/optimizing-antimicrobial-peptide-dendrimers-in-chemical-space
#5
Thissa Siriwardena, Alice Capecchi, Bee-Ha Gan, Xian Jin, Runze He, Dengwen Wei, Lan Ma, Thilo Köhler, Christian van Delden, Sacha Javor, Jean-Louis Reymond
Here we used nearest neighbor searches in chemical space to improve the activity of antimicrobial peptide dendrimer (AMPD) G3KL and identified dendrimer T7 with an expanded activity range against Gram-negative pathogenic bacteria including Klebsiellae pneumoniae, increased serum stability and promising activity in an in vivo infection model against a multidrug resistant strain of Acinetobacter baumannii. Imaging, spectroscopic studies and a structural model from molecular dynamics simulations suggest that T7 acts by membrane disruption...
May 16, 2018: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766180/a-nitrocellulose-membrane-based-integrated-microfluidic-system-for-bacterial-detection-utilizing-magnetic-composite-membrane-microdevices-and-bacteria-specific-aptamers
#6
Jia-Han Wu, Chih-Hung Wang, Yu-Dong Ma, Gwo-Bin Lee
Bacteria such as Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) can cause serious infections, resulting in high mortality if not diagnosed early and treated properly; there is consequently a need for rapid and accurate detection of this bacterial species. Therefore, we developed a new, nitrocellulose-based microfluidic system featuring AB-specific aptamers capable of automating the bacterial detection process via the activity of microfluidic devices composed of magnetic-composite membranes. Electromagnets were used to actuate these microfluidic devices such that the entire diagnostic process could be conducted in the integrated microfluidic system within 40 minutes with a limit of detection as low as 450 CFU per reaction for AB...
May 16, 2018: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765362/tachyplesin-causes-membrane-instability-that-kills-multidrug-resistant-bacteria-by-inhibiting-the-3-ketoacyl-carrier-protein-reductase-fabg
#7
Cunbao Liu, Jialong Qi, Bin Shan, Yanbing Ma
Tachyplesin is a type of cationic β-hairpin antimicrobial peptide discovered in horseshoe crab approximately 30 years ago that is well known for both its potential antimicrobial activities against multidrug-resistant bacteria and its cytotoxicity to mammalian cells. Though its physical interactions with artificial membranes have been well studied, details of its physiological mechanism of action the physiological consequences of its action remain limited. By using the DNA-binding fluorescent dye propidium iodide to monitor membrane integrity, confocal microscopy to assess the intracellular location of FITC-tagged tachyplesin, and RNA sequencing of the differentially expressed genes in four Gram-negative bacteria ( Escherichia coli, Acinetobacter baumannii, Klebsiella pneumoniae , and Pseudomonas aeruginosa ) treated with lethal or sublethal concentrations of tachyplesin, we found that compared with levofloxacin-treated bacteria, tachyplesin-treated bacteria showed significant effects on the pathways underlying unsaturated fatty acid biosynthesis...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764940/the-tetrameric-structure-of-sialic-acid-synthesizing-udp-glcnac-2-epimerase-from-acinetobacter-baumannii-a-comparative-study-with-human-gne
#8
Tzu-Ping Ko, Shu-Jung Lai, Tung-Ju Hsieh, Chia-Shin Yang, Yeh Chen
Sialic acid presentation on the cell surface by some pathogenic strains of bacteria allows their escape from the host immune system. It is one of the major virulence factors. Bacterial biosynthesis of sialic acids starts with the conversion of UDP-GlcNAc to UDP and ManNAc by a hydrolyzing 2-epimerase. Here we present the crystal structure of this enzyme, named NeuC, from Acinetobacter baumannii The protein folds into two Rossmann-like domains and forms dimers and tetramers as does the epimerase part of the bifunctional UDP-GlcNAc 2-epimerase / ManNAc kinase (GNE)...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761668/a-mechanism-based-disease-progression-model-describing-host-pathogen-interactions-during-the-pathogenesis-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-pneumonia
#9
John K Diep, Thomas A Russo, Gauri G Rao
The emergence of highly resistant bacteria is a serious threat to global public health. The host immune response is vital for clearing bacteria from the infected host; however, the current drug development paradigm does not take host-pathogen interactions into consideration. Here, we used a systems-based approach to develop a quantitative, mechanism-based disease progression model to describe bacterial dynamics, host immune response, and lung injury in an immunocompetent rat pneumonia model. Previously, Long-Evans rats were infected with A...
May 15, 2018: CPT: Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760690/two-new-lytic-bacteriophages-of-the-myoviridae-family-against-carbapenem-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii
#10
Weilong Zhou, Yu Feng, Zhiyong Zong
Two lytic bacteriophages, WCHABP1 and WCHABP12, were recovered from hospital sewage and were able to infect 9 and 12 out of 18 carbapenem-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii clinical strains, which belonged to different clones. Electron microscopy scan showed that both bacteriophages had the similar morphology as those of the Myoviridae family. Whole genomic sequencing revealed 45.4- or 45.8-kb genome with a 37.6% GC content for WCHABP1 and WCHABP12, both of which showed significant DNA sequence similarity with bacteriophages of the Ap22virus genus within the Myoviridae family...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760134/oxa-72-mediated-carbapenem-resistance-in-sequence-type-1-multidrug-colistin-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-associated-with-urinary-tract-infection-in-a-dog-from-serbia
#11
Dusan Misic, Jelena Asanin, Joachim Spergser, Michael Szostak, Igor Loncaric
Multidrug resistant Acinetobacter (A.) baumannii is primarily important as a causative agent of difficult to treat nosocomial infections in humans (1).….
May 14, 2018: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758354/isaba1-and-tn6168-acquisition-by-natural-transformation-leads-to-third-generation-cephalosporins-resistance-in-acinetobacter-baumannii
#12
Sara Domingues, Natasha Rosário, Hadhemi Ben Cheikh, Gabriela Jorge Da Silva
Acinetobacter baumannii has intrinsic beta-lactamase genes, namely ampC and blaOXA-51 -like, which are only strongly expressed when the ISAba1 insertion sequence is upstream the 5' end of the genes. A second ampC gene has also been identified in some clinical A. baumannii strains. The increased expression of these genes leads to resistance to beta-lactams, including third-generation cephalosporins and/or carbapenems. The aim of this work was to assess the involvement of natural transformation in the transfer of chromosomal ampC-associated mobile elements, and related changes in the resistance profile of recipient cells...
May 11, 2018: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29755420/characterization-of-two-novel-bacteriophages-infecting-multidrug-resistant-mdr-acinetobacter-baumannii-and-evaluation-of-their-therapeutic-efficacy-in-vivo
#13
Kyoungeun Cha, Hynu K Oh, Jae Y Jang, Yunyeol Jo, Won K Kim, Geon U Ha, Kwan S Ko, Heejoon Myung
Acinetobacter baumannii is emerging as a challenging nosocomial pathogen due to its rapid evolution of antibiotic resistance. We report characterization of two novel bacteriophages, PBAB08 and PBAB25, infecting clinically isolated, multidrug-resistant (MDR) A. baumannii strains. Both phages belonged to Myoviridae of Caudovirales as their morphology observed under an electron microscope. Their genomes were double stranded linear DNAs of 42,312 base pairs and 40,260 base pairs, respectively. The two phages were distinct from known Acinetobacter phages when whole genome sequences were compared...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29753164/a-novel-approach-of-virulome-based-reverse-vaccinology-for-exploring-and-validating-peptide-based-vaccine-candidates-against-the-most-troublesome-nosocomial-pathogen-acinetobacter-baumannii
#14
Sajjad Ahmad, Syed Sikander Azam
Acinetobacter baumannii is one of the major cause of nosocomial infections around the globe. The emergence of hyper-virulent strains of the pathogen greatly narrows down therapeutic options for patients infected with this red alert superbug. Development of a peptide-based vaccine can offers an alternative, attractive, and cost-effective remedy for multidrug-resistant A. baumannii associated complications. Herein, we introduced a novel virulome based Reverse Vaccinology for screening peptide based vaccine candidates against A...
May 5, 2018: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752821/species-distribution-virulence-factors-and-antimicrobial-resistance-of-acinetobacter-spp-isolates-from-dogs-and-cats-a-preliminary-study
#15
Yui Kimura, Kazuki Harada, Takae Shimizu, Tomomi Sato, Akari Kajino, Masaru Usui, Yutaka Tamura, Yuzo Tsuyuki, Tadashi Miyamoto, Asami Ohki, Masahisa Watarai
We investigated the prevalence of virulence factors and antimicrobial resistance among 67 Acinetobacter spp. isolates, consisting of 21 Acinetobacter baumannii and 46 non-baumannii Acinetobacter from companion animals. The PCR analysis showed that the most prevalent virulence gene was afa/draBC (29.9%), followed by papC (22.4%) and cvaC (20.9%). Antimicrobial susceptibility testing revealed that resistance to gentamicin (14.9%) and ciprofloxacin (11.9%) was relatively prevalent. Five gentamicin- and/or ciprofloxacin-resistant A...
May 12, 2018: Microbiology and Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751127/temporal-trends-and-patterns-in-antimicrobial-resistant-gram-negative-bacteria-implicated-in-intensive-care-unit-acquired-infections-a-cohort-based-surveillance-study-in-istanbul-turkey
#16
Bulent Durdu, Evangelos I Kritsotakis, Andrew C K Lee, Perihan Torun, Ismail N Hakyemez, Bilge Gultepe, Turan Aslan
OBJECTIVES: This study assessed trends and patterns in antimicrobial resistant intensive care unit (ICU)-acquired infections caused by Gram-negative bacteria (GNB) in Istanbul, Turkey. METHODS: Bacterial culture and antibiotic susceptibility data were collected for all GNB causing nosocomial infections in five adult ICUs of a large university hospital during 2012-2015. Multi-resistance patterns were categorised as multidrug (MDR), extensively-drug (XDR) and pandrug (PDR)-resistance...
May 8, 2018: Journal of Global Antimicrobial Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29751064/mechanistic-and-phenotypic-studies-of-bicarinalin-bp100-and-colistin-action-on-acinetobacter-baumannii
#17
Marcus G Eales, Enrico Ferrari, Alan D Goddard, Lorna Lancaster, Peter Sanderson, Clare Miller
Acinetobacter baumannii has been identified by the WHO as a high priority pathogen. It can be resistant to multiple antibiotics and colistin sulphate is often used as a last-resort treatment. However, the potentially severe side-effects of colistin are well documented and this study compared the bactericidal and anti-biofilm activity of two synthetic nature-inspired antimicrobial peptides, bicarinalin and BP100, with colistin. The minimum bactericidal concentration (MBC) against planktonic A. baumannii was approximately 0...
May 8, 2018: Research in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750823/resistance-to-pentamidine-is-mediated-by-adeab-regulated-by-aders-and-influenced-by-growth-conditions-in-acinetobacter-baumannii-atcc-17978
#18
Felise G Adams, Uwe H Stroeher, Karl A Hassan, Shashikanth Marri, Melissa H Brown
In recent years, effective treatment of infections caused by Acinetobacter baumannii has become challenging due to the ability of the bacterium to acquire or up-regulate antimicrobial resistance determinants. Two component signal transduction systems are known to regulate expression of virulence factors including multidrug efflux pumps. Here, we investigated the role of the AdeRS two component signal transduction system in regulating the AdeAB efflux system, determined whether AdeA and/or AdeB can individually confer antimicrobial resistance, and explored the interplay between pentamidine resistance and growth conditions in A...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29750043/analysis-of-acinetobacter-baumannii-hospital-infections-in-patients-treated-at-the-intensive-care-unit-of-the-university-hospital-wroclaw-poland-a-6-year-single-center-retrospective-study
#19
Wieslawa Duszynska, Agnieszka Litwin, Stanislaw Rojek, Aleksander Szczesny, Alfonso Ciasullo, Waldemar Gozdzik
Background: Acinetobacter baumannii (AB) is one of the most frequently isolated strains of bacteria in intensive care unit (ICU) patients, which provides huge therapeutic problems due to its multidrug resistance (MDR). Patients and methods: The overall purpose of the study was analysis of health care- associated infections in terms of the incidence of AB strain infections and the changing susceptibility of this strain within a 6-year observation (2011-2016). The study was carried out in an ICU of the University Hospital in Wroclaw (Poland)...
2018: Infection and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748546/nutrient-depletion-induced-production-of-tri-acylated-glycerophospholipids-in-acinetobacter-radioresistens
#20
Yu Luo, Muhammad Afzal Javed, Harry Deneer, Xialu Chen
Bacteria inhabit a vast range of biological niches and have evolved diverse mechanisms to cope with environmental stressors. The genus Acinetobacter comprises a complex group of Gram-negative bacteria. Some of these bacteria such as A. baumannii are nosocomial pathogens. They are often resistant to multiple antibiotics and are associated with epidemic outbreaks. A. radioresistens is generally considered to be a commensal bacterium on human skin or an opportunistic pathogen. Interestingly, this species has exceptional resistance to a range of environmental challenges which contributes to its persistence in clinical environment and on human skin...
May 10, 2018: Scientific Reports
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